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An important win for the Barça futsal team in their quest for the league title Jesús Velasco's team took a 3-2 win over rivals Jaén. Goals from Ferrao, Pito and Matheus were key as was the defensive performance with the blaugranes now taking a 1-0 lead in the play off with the second game to come at the Palau on Monday.
Goals 'made in' Brazil
Both tames made an intense start to the encounter but it was the home side Barça who struck first. Ferrao opened the scoring in the ninth minute, the blaugranes taking advantage of the red card for Jaén's Mati Rosa for a challenge on Coelho the previous minute.
The visitors came back at Barça with an equaliser from Menzeguez and at half time the game stood all square at 1-1.
In the second half Velasco's team asserted their superiority after an excellent save from Dídac Plana stopped Jaén from taking the lead. On 25 minutes Pito put them 2-1 up and three minutes later Matheus stretched their lead to two goals with an excellent finish.
Jaén sacrificed their goalkeeper and a goal from Chino just before the end gave them hope but Barça were able to hold them off for a key victory in the opening game of the series.
Barça: Dídac, Antonio, Catela, Dyego, Ferrao -starting five- Adolfo, André Coelho, Matheus, Pito, Marcenio, Harrison, Sergio González.
Jaén: Espindola, Attos, Míchel, Alan Brandi, César -starting five- Henrique (ps), Pablo Taborda, Menzeguez, Chino, Mati Rosa, Wanderson, Renato, Nem.
Goals: 1-0, Ferrao (min 9). 1-1, Menzeguez (min 13). 2-1, Pito (min 25). 3-1, Matheus (min 28). 3-2, Chino (min.39)
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